Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Swiss Olympic athletes hit by norovirus

Swiss Olympic athletes hit by norovirus

Mayer won the speed race by 0.13 seconds ahead of Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who added the silver medal to his bronze from downhill on Thursday.

South Korea's Yun Sungbin speeds towards the gold medal watched by an army of fans in the men's skeleton during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on Friday.

Nikita Tregubov of the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation was second at 3:22.18, followed by Dom Parsons of Britain at 3.22.20.

More than 90 percent of all tickets at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics have been sold, according to the organizing committee Saturday.

Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday.

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The fathers of two of this year's entrants were in that 2002 race (Dave and Ryan Blaney and Bill and Chase Elliott ). Speeds average around one hundred and fifty miles per hour, with winning times clocking in at just over three hours.

The Gangneung Olympic Park, where major Olympic sponsors have set up publicity vendors, and the PyeongChang Medal Plaza were visited by a total of some 30,000 people Friday, almost tripling the daily average of 10,000 visitors since opening day.

"I was a little anxious about racing on the morning of the lunar new year", added the former world silver medallist.

Yun sank to his knees as he soaked up the adulation of the crowd, thanking them for their raucous support as they chanted: "Yun Sung-bin, Yun Sung-bin!" "It is still unbelievable that I got the gold medal". Latvia's Martins Dukurs, the winningest World Cup men's skeleton racer in history, struggled in the final run and slipped to fourth.

Before these Games, only nine different countries had won medals in skeleton, where athletes throw themselves down an icy shute on the bellies head-first. "I'm very proud to see our South Korean athlete excelling at skeleton".

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